Fact Sheet: Common Pollution Prevention Opportunities in Industrial Cleaning

A Pollution Prevention Fact Sheet Listing Pollution Prevention Opportunities that are commonly found in the Industrial Cleaning Processes.

#2 Common Pollution Prevention Opportunities

The following are Pollution Prevention Opportunities commonly found in industrial cleaning processes. The list is not intended to be comprehensive and different opportunities will exist in each facility.

Process Elimination

Process Substitution

Input Material Substitution

Waste Reduction

In-Process Recycling

Out-Process Recycling

Waste Segregation



Equipment Layout/Piping/Automation

Fact Sheets available in the Industrial Cleaning series:

  1. Introduction
  2. Common Pollution Prevention Opportunities
  3. Using Aqueous Cleaners
  4. Evaluating Cleaning Liquids
  5. Aqueous Cleaner Additives
  6. Terpene Cleaners
  7. Dry (Non-Solvent) Cleaning
  8. New Cleaning Solvents
  9. Hydrocarbon Cleaners
  10. Cleaning Equipment
  11. Vendors of Cleaners & Equipment

This fact sheet has been assembled by Florida's Pollution Prevention Program, a free, confidential, non-regulatory service to help industries prevent pollution at the source while saving money.

For additional information, contact the:

Pollution Prevention Program
c/o the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection
2600 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400 or
call 904-488-0300 (fax 904-921-8061), or
- in the Jacksonville area, call 904-448-4300
- in the Tampa area, call 813-744-6100.

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Last Updated: October 17, 1995